8 Gig Moskeyto key Undetectable

Lacie Moskeyto 130981 flash drive - 4 gb
December 23, 2010 at 09:59:49
Specs: Mac 10.6.5 and Windows 7
OK so I just recently bought this flash drive and was trying to move some files from my Mac (OS 10.6.5) to my PC (Windows 7). It ejected itself and then went into a cycle of eject detect. When I tried to format it told me it could not complete the format and now is undetected by my computer...

With these exceptions:

Windows 7
When it is plugged in the windows plug in noise plays
When "My computer" is open, another drive pops up but disappears before I can read what it is
In "Devices and printers" it appears as USB2.0 - CRW
In "device manager" ,when it's plugged in, drive (H:) pops up but tells me there is nothing in it
Again in "device manager" under "disk drives" it shows up as "Generic - SD/MMC USB Device"
In "Disk management" it shows up as an empty disk that disappears when unplugged

Mac OS 10.6.5
In "System profiler" under USB it shows up as USB2.0 - CRW


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#1
December 23, 2010 at 12:02:14
So, do you need to recover files or just fix the current status?

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#2
December 23, 2010 at 12:06:02
I'd like to use my flash drive again if it's possible. I didn't have anything on it that wasn't backed up so no worries about erasing things.

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#3
December 23, 2010 at 12:24:46
Then go into Disk Management and attempt to delete any partition and then create a new partition then format it. I think you need FAT 32 in order to work with a Mac, but not sure about that.

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#4
December 23, 2010 at 13:09:37
When I enter disk management and plug my drive in another disk appears, it looks exactly like the two other empty disks where there is nothing plugged in. it apperas as

Disk 6 Removable (H:)

No Media

Eject is grayed out and I cannot select a partition. It is as if i had added a disk drive but no disk. However it disappears when i remove my flash drive.


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#5
December 23, 2010 at 13:24:31
Try Googling for the following phrase - Taking ownership of files in Windows 7. The problem may be ownership. If not then try performing the above operations on the Mac.

Is there a hardware lock on the flash drive, by chance?


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#6
December 23, 2010 at 13:56:35
I thought of that too but I cannot access the drive from my computer in any direct way. In any circumstance where I can see it, it is because an empty location appears when plug or unplug my drive.
Where I would normally access my flash drive (My Computer) an empty drive appears (H:) but only as a hidden and unoccupied usb input. When I click on it, it says "Please insert a removable disk into disk drive (H:)."
Other than when an empty space appears, disappears or when I hear the Windows you-just-plugged-something-in noise does the computer recognize that there is anything there.
Plugged into my Mac it isn't recognized past system profiler; not even in disk utility

I'm not sure what a hardware lock is. could that be the problem?

I think what might be happening is the computer is ejecting the drive immediately when I plug it in. It looks similar to a drive that has been ejected but not removed from the port yet.


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#7
February 25, 2011 at 08:10:35
I have the same problem since I formatted my lacie moskeyto 8gb today. I think the problem is that the drive needs special drivers and is now detected as a generic usb device, but I haven't saved the hidden files on the drive and I can't find them on the lacie homepage. Does anyone have these files and can upload them for me. That would be very great. (Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Germany...)

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#8
February 25, 2011 at 12:59:56
Hey I forgot to reply to this once i got it fixed and this isn't going to be much help I'm sorry, but I brought my drive into Best buy to have them look at it and the guy there told me it was fried or that it was a defective drive. As far as I can tell, what happened was formatting it somehow erased the drivers, then when windows tried to replace them it did a bad job. I didn't have anything on it I hadn't backed up so i just sent it to lacie for a replacement. They replaced it for free minus shipping but there was no way I would have been able to keep the files on it.

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#9
February 26, 2011 at 03:42:40
At first thanks for answering. I don't need to keep the files on it, too, but I just don't think that it is necessary to replace the stick, because it worked great until I formatted it. Have you already formatted the new one? If not, could you please upload the hidden files on it. I think that the drive has an uncommon controller, which is installed by the hidden files. I would really like trying to manually install the drive with these files. If you have formatted the stick already, could you please tell me which driver is installed in the device manager? Thank you for your time ;-)

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#10
February 26, 2011 at 05:21:32
Going to the Lacie site yields the answers. No drivers are required for the flash drive to work. However, the 8GB at least, has an additional feature. Read about it at the link below. Look at the overview on that page.

http://www.lacie.com/us/products/pr...


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#11
February 26, 2011 at 22:30:31
All of the hidden files are for the icon displayed in the computer window and a link for the walula online storage option. I know because I thought something similar so on the replacement one I got before I did anything, I looked at all of the hidden files on it.

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#12
May 11, 2011 at 10:34:11
When starting up the computer with the moskeyto plugged in, select boot options or similar to that. (Reason: BIOS doesn't use drivers but checks for device controllers).
From there we see a list of devices.
The moskeyto will be recognised as a SD/MMC USB Device.
Since it's being recognised we can tell the device controller is still intact.

So why is it being recognised as a SD/MMC USB Device or just in simple language a cardreader?
A faulty memory chip inside the moskeyto results in no memory available.
As a logical conclusion the computer tells us it's an empty cardreader.

Conclusion:
There is no driver issue but simply a bad product.


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